Purple Heart gifts sent to dead marines

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Marine Corps has apologized for mistakenly mailing Purple Heart Christmas tree ornaments to more than 1,000 Marines and sailors who already died.

The gold ornaments, with an image of the Purple Heart in the center, were part of a package from the Marine Corps at Quantico Marine Corps Base.

The gift also came with a flyer with information about an athletic reconditioning program.

A Marine Corp official says there is no excuse for why this happened.

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